United Nations Foundation

Intern, Research and Analysis, U.S. Climate Alliance Secretariat

Internship - Remote - Internship

Position Overview 

The U.S. Climate Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to upholding the goals of the Paris Agreement.  The U.S. Climate Alliance secretariat provides strategic, convening, analytical and other functions to support Alliance states in making progress on their climate priorities.  For more information on the on the Alliance, please visit www.usclimatealliance.org. 
The U.S. Climate Alliance Secretariat is seeking a Research and Analysis Intern ready to contribute to its research, policy development, peer-to-peer learning, and coordination work. The Research and Analysis Post-Grad Intern will respond to specific project-level needs such as assisting in the development and launch of our state climate policy database, developing new metrics and methods of tracking policy progress and implementation, drafting policy briefing papers, and providing general coordination support. This role is an opportunity to gain a comprehensive and in-depth and understanding of the types of policies and actions U.S. states are advancing to drive down GHG emissions across the economy.
The Research and Analysis Intern reports to the U.S. Climate Alliance Secretariat Senior Policy Analyst in support of Alliance states and will be expected to work as part of a broader team that includes Alliance staff, consultants, external partners, and member states. 

Essential Functions 

  • Tracking and data entry of ongoing policy into the Alliance’s policy tracking database 
  • Compiling and analyzing climate-related spending across Alliance states 
  • Assisting the Analysis team in relevant research to identify potential data and methods for quantifying and tracking metrics for state policy progress 
  • Provide input into Alliance-wide and sector-specific strategic plans, as well as identify technical support resources. 
  • Additional support tasks as needed. 

Selection Criteria 

  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program or have graduated within the past 8 months from a graduate degree program. 
  • Strong research skills, ability to write and communicate clearly and concisely. 
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in state climate policy and coalition building. 
  • Interest in innovative ways to communicate technically complex materials. 
  • Be responsible, flexible, collaborative, hard‐working and committed to the mission of the U.S. Climate Alliance. 
  • Fluent in English. 
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Excel, coding, or other database/data manipulation software preferred.
  • Must be available to work 29 hours per week over a 12-week period. 
  • This is a remote position.
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress. 

*Please note this is a remote, paid internship opportunity ending on December 16, 2022*

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